Bernard Lagat lowers M40 WR in 5000 by teensy-tiniest of margins

At Michigan nationals, the fastest 5000 was run by 41-year-old Ken Richendollar of Ohio. He clocked a nifty 16:04.51. The M40 winner at 2015 Lyon worlds was Jose Luis Blanco Quevedo of Spain in 15:40.88. So how are we to fathom Bernard Lagat’s latest sensation? The 41-year-old took third Friday in London to Olympic champ Mo Farah. Bernard’s time? Merely 13:14.96 — or a hundredth faster than his listed M40 WR of 13:14.97 set last year in Eugene. Kip made the Olympic team with his 13:35.50 two weeks ago, and we’re happy to see him in world-class shape ahead of Rio. How much faster can the geezer go? Sub 13:10? At age 36, he ran 12:53.60.

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July 23, 2016

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  1. Michael D Walker - July 24, 2016

    Maybe sub 13:00 and a medal. An amazing athlete!

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